2015

2015 Winners & Finalists

FOOD PIONEER

Winner: Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, Barrio Café & Barrio Queen

Finalists:

  • Chef Glenn Humphrey, Arizona Culinary Institute
  • Chef Beau Macmillam, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

TOP CHEF

Winner: Chef Charlene Badman, FnB

Finalists:

  • Chef Cullen Campbell, Crudo
  • Chef Mel Mecinas, Four Seasons Scottsdale

GOOD NEIGHBOR

Winner:  Arizona Cocktail Week

Finalists:

  • Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, Barrio Café & Barrio Urbano
  • Devoured / Local First / Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance

MASTER MIXOLOGIST

Winner:  Ross Simon, Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour

Finalists:

  • Joshua James, The Clever Koi
  • Aaron DeFeo, Casino Del Sol

EMERGING RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Winner:  Noble Eatery

Finalists:

  • Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
  • The Coronet

OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT FOOD TRUCK

Winner:  Hao Bao

Finalists:

  • The Uprooted Kitchen
  • Nogales Hot Dogs

OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT CONCEPT

Winner:  POSH

Finalists:

  • Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
  • The Clever Koi

OUTSTANDING MULTIPLE LOCATION RESTAURANT

Winner:  Bianco Restaurants

Finalists:

  • Culinary Dropout
  • Diablo Burger

OUTSTANDING BEVERAGE PROGRAM

Winner:  Cowboy Ciao

Finalists:

  • Casino Del Sol
  • Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour

BEST COCKTAIL

Winner:  Rebel’s Son, Micah Olson, Bar Crudo

Finalists:

  • Lime & The Coconut, Ross Simon, Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
  • Tough Luck Cup, Niklas Morris, Tough Luck Club

BEST DISH – BREAKFAST

Winner:  Cast Iron Baked Eggs, Café Cup in The Hotel Congress

Finalists:

  • AK Poutine, Agustín Kitchen
  • Chilaquiles Verdes, Hillside Spot

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